Hospital Superintendent - Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

Bangor, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date
Opening Date: August 23, 2019

Closing Date: until filled 

Job Class Code: HE32
Grade: 40
Salary: $122,678.40 - $161,532.80/yr
*effective  September 1, 2019, $126,360.00 - $166,379.20
Position Number:  03200-0001


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. The Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 51-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create DDPC is located in Bangor, ME.

Job duties:

 The Superintendent will serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC). This is a state operated psychiatric facility. The position is appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and serves at the Commissioner’s discretion. The Superintendent will oversee both clinical and administrative operations of the hospital. Core duties include:

• Establishing a culture of collaboration and integration that enhances the provision of excellent patient care/treatment and improved patient satisfaction with a focus on patient and staff safety above all;
• Overseeing the development and implementation of a new outpatient clinic and the newly built unit on the campus;
• Establishing a culture of open communication, accountability and timely decision making;
• Builds strategic relationships with the courts, area law enforcement, area mental health agencies and private psychiatric hospital leadership
• Working collaboratively with Riverview Psychiatric Center to align policy and procedures;
• Providing direct supervision of the Clinical Director and the Director of Nursing;
• Understanding revenue streams and overseeing the financial planning for the hospital;
• Insuring that the hospital is meeting appropriate discharge planning so that patients are discharged back into the community as soon as appropriate, reducing length of stay;
• Overseeing human resource development through recruitment and retention, employee satisfaction and engagement and succession planning;
• Applying sound knowledge of federal and state regulations and the State Operations Manual;
• Ensuring continued facility accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals;
• Ensuring federal compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services to maintain certification.


 To qualify, your background must include education and experience comprised of a graduate degree in health, social services, administration or a directly related field and at least 5 years responsible administrative/managerial experience in a hospital or institutional setting, or a community mental health setting. Well qualified candidates will possess considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles/techniques, demonstrated leadership skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to analyze fiscal data and prepare budgets.

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

1. A proven ability to effectively lead a large agency or organization.
2. A demonstrated ability to establish performance milestones/objectives, evaluate staff and program performance, and implement change management initiatives.
3. A thorough knowledge of budget and financial management principles and strategies, and experience in developing and monitoring budgets to ensure sufficient resources to meet departmental goals and objectives.


For additional information about this position please contact Lynn Hadyniak, Human Resources Manager or Wendy Malinowski, Director of Human Resources at (207) 287-2567. To apply, please upload a current resume and cover letter addressing the competency areas identified in the Requirements Section. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 19.27% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.